PRR Youngstown-Pittsburgh Route Question

HemiAdda2d Dec 7, 2017

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Keystone experts, I need some help.

    My grandfather, Glen Leipply, worked for PRR from Haselton Yard to Conway Yard. I would like to search the net for photos that might have him in it. I'm working on the time frame, but what I need from you is what route from Haselton to Conway the PRR took. What lineside towns that route passed through. I need to limit my search to appropriate locations, as the overbuilt east was thick with routes. He worked PRR/PC/Conrail before retiring, so if the route changed due to the mergers, please let me know what , too.

    Are there any good websites that have detailed route maps?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    Conway is northwest of Pittsburgh and Haselton is just south of Youngstown, OH. You're right that the east was thick with routes and your search will be made even more challenging because of the many stations along these lines! Between Pittsburgh and Beaver Falls alone my 1954 Official Guide shows 16 intermediate stations. The good news though is that you're looking at about only 60 total miles of railroad.

    I've attached a map that might help you sort things out, though the PRR's line between Youngstown and New Castle didn't swing quite as far south as it indicates here. It paralleled the Mahoning River, with the PRR on the south/west bank and the B&O on the opposite bank.

    I'm thinking that this route remained as the predominate one between these points throughout his career with PRR/PC/CR. Good luck with your project.

    PRR Pittsburgh to Youngstown Map.jpg
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Thank you for the info!
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  4. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

    Hemi, I wish you luck. Heritage is so valuable.
  5. mmi16

    mmi16 TrainBoard Member

    The style of map shown is not geographically correct - they are stylized and tend to show routes in straight lines or gradually curving lines that present a false understanding of the actual routes being displayed.

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